Re: Paperless voting Re: OVC-discuss Digest, Vol 28, Issue 25

From: Richard C. Johnson <dick_at_iwwco_dot_com>
Date: Wed Feb 14 2007 - 15:09:14 CST

So called "paper trails" have a record of having failed in actual use, being defective by design and not liable to fixing. They are flimsy and totally inappropriate for any archival record. It is a grave error to see them enshrined in the Holt Bill as a sop to those manufacturers who wish to use them to diffuse legitimate criticism. VVPAT is not enough; VVPB is what must be required.

-- Dick

John Burik <John@caseohio.org> wrote: While Holt II permits voting with paper ballots counted either via optical
scan or by hand, its minimum standards permits DREs with verifiable paper
trails of which at best only 10% will be counted in an audit. Its Sec. 327
permits reliance on machine counts in the presence of clear and convincing
evidence the paper records have been compromised.

I do not support AS WRITTEN.

John, CASE

On 2/14/07 3:00 PM, "ovc-discuss-request@listman.sonic.net"
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> Today's Topics:
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> 1. Fw: Ban paperless voting (Edmund R. Kennedy)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 11:44:30 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Edmund R. Kennedy"
> Subject: [OVC-discuss] Fw: Ban paperless voting
> To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list
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> Message-ID: <955326.77361.qm@web81911.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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> FYI
>Dear MoveOn member,
> Too many voters are still stuck with paperless electronic voting
> machines?machines
> that are vulnerable to tampering and malfunction.

[snip]

-- 
John Burik MEd, PCC
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